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konvikt21 replied to the thread WTB BT Cable.
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Today, 02:57 PM

Sticky created the thread Flash faux pas? Modern BMW turbo flash tuning capability is greatly overstated and not what you think it is.
" Sorry to put a damper on the parade but the flash tuning capability of the new turbo M models is greatly overstated. A couple of days ago results were posted of a flash tuned S55 inline-6 which is the turbocharged M motor featured under the hood of the F80 M3 and F82 M4. It is true that this car was flashed but after seeing the article BimmerBoost was contacted by a tuner who wanted to set the record straight on what is actually going on.

Nobody at the moment has real control of any modern ECU used in the turbo BMW's. This includes the F30 models, F10, F12/F13, F82, F80, and so on. The tricore ECU's in these cars have not been cracked. So what exactly is going on?

The tuners claiming the ability to flash are all using the same trick but they are not uploading their own custom tuned software. They are essentially flashing the same files that originate internally from M. Some of these files are just press files. Oh, you did not know BMW uses different software on cars they let the press test? Well, namely with the F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6 they do.

Why? The BMW press software will allow a higher margin for a CEL (check engine light). That means you will not see any of those nasty reviews saying the cars went into limp. This among other things like traction control changes or the boost itself. Some tuners have even been using the BMW Competition Package software which is not real flash tuning. It is just uploading BMW's own file.

If anyone needs proof of this ask for a custom dyno tune for your F10 M5 or F80 M3. It is not going to happen, at least not yet. Tuners can play with the bootloader but if they modify outside of certain parameters the checksum fails. If it fails, the software will not flash. "

Today, 02:56 PM

Sticky replied to the thread WTB BT Cable.
" Any more posts like the above will be deleted and you will receive neg rep. Either use this website or leave it. "

Today, 02:42 PM

AdminTeam created the thread NOOOOB: Camride.
" Hey Camride:

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Today, 02:42 PM

Sticky replied to the thread BT Cable. No Vins Required.
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Quote Originally Posted by wildcatcrazy View Post
I tried to send a PM, but don't have enough rep points. To see my reputation, you can view my profile on e90post and bimmerforums (same username). I'm just more active on those sites...
I gave you rep to PM.

You come here and your only posts are regarding trying to sell something and then you tell people to other websites? Well, that is classless. "

Today, 02:41 PM

nafoo replied to the thread BMW to celebrate 100 years by finally producing a supercar and an M1 successor in a 2016 i9?.
" Mi9 kinda like Mi6 from Bond... "

Today, 02:29 PM

Sticky created the thread Jaguar leaks out the production face of the 2015 XE sedan.
" The upcoming entry level Jaguar XE sedan has a lot of people excited and for good reason. The aluminum architecture and F-Type inspired suspension mean the platform should be lightweight and offer sharp handling. The last thing in the world anyone would worry about is the interior or exterior styling which are usually Jaguar strong points.

This picture of the production front end just does not excite. Certainly not in the way that the teaser photos of the car did.

Take a look at this production photo Jaguar posted:


And now the early front end teaser: "

Today, 02:26 PM

TurboTomperformance replied to the thread VAG (volkswagen/audi) 115 coils.
" Thanks "

Today, 02:19 PM

EvanL replied to the thread Cobb AP "Torque Output" Paramenter.
" Can't speak to the accuracy as I don't own a COBB, but most of the DME torque calcs are in N*m. Multiply your results by 0.7376 to get ft*lbf. "

Today, 02:14 PM

wildcatcrazy replied to the thread BT Cable. No Vins Required.
" I tried to send a PM, but don't have enough rep points. To see my reputation, you can view my profile on e90post and bimmerforums (same username). I'm just more active on those sites... "

Today, 02:07 PM

Sticky replied to the thread Article: European test data for the Lamborghini Huracan including acceleration figures and curb weight.
" Finally some solid testing data for the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4. This data panel comes to us from German publication Auto Motor Und Sport. They managed to hit 0-100 km/h (62 miles per hour) in 3.1 seconds. The 400 meter sprint which is just slightly shorter than 1320 feet in a 1/4 mile comes in at 10.8 seconds at 132.352 miles per hour.

Very good figures from the 3406 pound Huracan. A great curb weight considering the all wheel drive system 610 horsepower 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10. Keep in mind this weight is 6 kilograms lighter than the previous generation Gallardo LP 560-4.

Full data panel below:

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Today, 02:06 PM

wildcatcrazy replied to the thread WTB BT Cable.
" I tried to send a PM, but don't have enough rep points. "

Today, 02:06 PM

Remonster replied to the thread BMW to celebrate 100 years by finally producing a supercar and an M1 successor in a 2016 i9?.
" Absolutely agree with every word of this article. There should be no debate and the S55 would be the perfect choice. "

Today, 02:04 PM

geshsoft replied to the thread Electric Turbo Confirmed for S-Q7 TDI.
" Well, I do not know where they plan to get the 9HP to power the compressor. What I typed above is just an idea. Since they are still using conventional turbos I'd guess they do not recycle energy the way I mentioned above which would limit the use of the electrical compressor for bursts or to eliminating spool only. If they were to use it at all times, given it can provide enough flow and pressure, the electrical system should be redesigned and derated quite a bit to accommodate sustained current draw, which would be probably more R&D than what they are willing to do in their development cycle . It appears that they are looking mostly at eliminating spool which is one of the main drawbacks of TC. What I typed above could in theory improve efficiency and maybe even improve reliability due to highly reduced thermal stress, but I am really just speculating. It's not like I built any of the above "

Today, 02:00 PM

wildcatcrazy replied to the thread BT Cable. No Vins Required.
" I have a basic cable, VIN is used. $95 shipped, includes paypal fees. "

Today, 01:56 PM

wildcatcrazy replied to the thread WTB BT Cable.
" I have a basic cable, but the VIN is used up. Can still be used for backend flashing though. $95 shipped, includes paypal fees. "

Today, 01:49 PM

triggz replied to the thread mFactory LSD + Defiv Lockdown Review.
" Congrats on the new mods! "

Today, 01:44 PM

Sticky replied to the thread Electric Turbo Confirmed for S-Q7 TDI.
" What about the main downside of it not providing as much power? There is a reason it is disconnected from the system as soon as it can be. "

Today, 01:43 PM

Group.america replied to the thread Active Autowerke Level III supercharged DCT M3 vs. full bolt on Cobb tuned GTR roll on race.
" What whp are we talking for that AA Stage III, seems awfully quick from a roll "

Today, 01:37 PM